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    Homemade Pastas and Sauces

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    Looking to say "pasta la vista" to canned ravioli? This culinary class will give you all the tools you need to turn your kitchen into a veritable trattoria! Designed for students of all levels, this course covers the basics of pasta types and will even teach you to make them from scratch! And of course since pasta by itself is no fun, you'll also learn to cook up a variety of delicious sauces, meats, and veggies to accompany them! On the menu are: Fresh Linguine Pasta with Sautéed Turkey Medallions with Herbs and Fried Garlic Sauce; Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese Raviolis with Creamy Garlic White Sauce; Tagliatelle with Spicy Sausage and Red Wine Ragu Sauce; Homemade Bowtie Pasta with Sautéed Garlic and Mushrooms; and Angel Hair Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce And when the cooking is done, the eating will commence! This is also a great way to meet and socialize with some new foodie friends. So, dinner's at your place, right?
    Homemade Pastas and Sauces

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Master a variety of pasta dishes during this culinary workshop
    • Make different pasta styles from scratch using handcrafting techniques
    • Cook up delicious sauces, meats, and vegetables to accompany
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." "• Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you'll make include: Baked Salmon in Soy Sake Sauce, Creamy Gnocchi di Semolina Gratinati with Parmesan Cheese, Crunchy Slice Citrus Strip Loin Steak with Garlic and more! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as baked salmon, gnocchi, strip loin steak and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples prepared by YOU! Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! You'll make tasty dishes like: Beef Tenderloin Filets with Red Wine and Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Polenta with Parmesan Cheese, Sauteed Chicken Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Boursin Cheese, Pilaf-Style Long Grain Rice with Garlic and Thyme, and Fallen Chocolate SoufflE Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as beef tenderloin filets, grilled polenta, long grain rice and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Romantic Cooking

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." "• Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you'll make include: Rosemary and Oregano-Spiced Lamb Loin Chops, Herb-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Homemade Fettuccine Pasta, and more! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Romantic Cooking

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as lamb chops, striped bass, homemade pasta, and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews
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    Wine and Food Pairing Cooking Course

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    When we enjoy a meal, sometimes we want an adult beverage to accompany the fruits of our labor. This class is a great way to learn about the best accompaniments! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great wine and food pairing class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of how to best pair your delicious meals with fine wine. In this dynamic, information-packed class, you'll learn where and how to shop for wines and discover how to make great recipes. You'll make tasty dishes like: Pan-seared scallops and Zucchini Fritters, Fennel-Dusted Pan-Seared Scallops, Grilled Wild Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Homemade Pasta with Tomato and Kalamata Olive Tapenade Sauce, Braised Lamb Stew with Wild Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Parsley and Red Wine Vinegar, Homemade Traditional Tiramisu, and more! We won't complain if you save us some leftovers....
    Wine and Food Pairing Cooking Course

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Cook a delicious meal and choose from selected wines that make excellent pairings
    • Learn how to choose specific wines that will go well with your meals
    • Make dishes such as eggplant fritters, homemade pasta, braised lamb stew and more!
    • Write down all the tips and use them at your next dinner party
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    27 positive reviews
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    Sushi Making Basics Class

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    Looking for a great sushi-making class? Something soy awesome you'll never have to rely on ordering in again? Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great sushi making class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration into one of the most famous Japanese dishes that will tap into your creativity. Learn how to display and serve sushi decoratively with garnishes and sauces. It's the perfect class if you're looking to add a new skill to your culinary repertoire. You'll make tasty things like: Traditional Sushi Rice, a variety of Sushi Rolls (Nori), Vegetable Rolls and Spicy Sushi Rolls, varieties of Sushi on Rice (Nigiri)l Pickled Cucumbers and Pickled Ginger, Teriyaki Sauce and Sanbaizu Sauce, Dashi and Ginger Dipping Sauce, and Sushi Oranges. After this class is done, we have no doubt you'll be saying, "This made miso happy!"
    Sushi Making Basics Class

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of sushi-making in a fun and engaging class
    • Explore your creativity as you mix and match different ingredient combinations
    • Make traditional rice, Nori, Nigiri, different sauces and more!
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
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    27 positive reviews
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    Cooking Designer Appetizers

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    Ever been to a restaurant and wonder how the heck they make their hors d'oeuvres look so tasty and ornamental? Now you can learn to do it at home! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary classroom to learn the fundamentals of designing appetizers! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of the style and presentation of a range of hors d'oeuvres. It's the perfect class to get ready for your upcoming dinner party. You'll make tasty morsels like: Artichoke Leaves Stuffed with Prosciutto and Parmesan Cheese, Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Puff Pastry Bites, Caprese Salad in Martinis Glasses, Minted Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Hummus, Spicy Peanut Curry Chicken Salad in Baked Wonton Cups, Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Cheese Tart, and Roasted Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Cheese Bruschetta. We won't complain if you save some for us...
    Cooking Designer Appetizers

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn methods for improving the style and presentation of your appetizers in a fun and engaging class
    • Discover a skill that you can apply to many other hors d'oeuvres and starters
    • Make morsels such as stuffed artichoke leaves, smoked salmon, minted meatball wraps, and more
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
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    27 positive reviews
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    Cooking Pizza Pizazz!

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    Not sure if you're having the best weekends possible? Feel like there is dough much room for improvement? Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a pizza making class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of dough making and taste combinations. It's the perfect class to take if you want to pick up some skills would want to use in your very own kitchen. You'll make tasty pizzas like: Traditional and Specialty Pizza Dough and Tomato Sauce, Herb-Grilled Chicken Pizza with Alfredo Cream Sauce, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese Pizza with Pesto Sauce, Grilled Vegetable Pizza with Crème Fraiche and Tomato Sauce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil and Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese Pizza, and Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Eggplant Pizza with Bell Pepper Puree. We hope this description wasn't TOO cheesy....
    Cooking Pizza Pizazz!

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of pizza making in a fun and engaging class
    • Discover proper dough making techniques and different taste combinations
    • Make pizza styles such as traditional, herb-grilled chicken, prosciutto & mozzarella, and more!
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
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    Basic Knife Skills

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    So you've just received a new knife set -- or you've had one sitting in your kitchen for a while -- but you don't really know the purpose of each one. Now's your chance to learn -- take a stab at it with this knife skills class! Learn how professionals chop, dice, slice and Julienne items quickly and efficiently. Chef Eric shows you knife-holding grips, different cuts, and how to choose, sharpen, hone and care for your knives. Learn to cut with ease and then advance to more complicated and decorative Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and Tourne cuts. Everything looks and tastes better when ingredients are cut uniformly, cooked evenly and are presented beautifully. You'll work with vegetables, cut chicken breasts off the bone, and see a demonstration of de-boning a whole chicken. Oh, and you can eat your delicious meal at the end of class! Anyway you cut it, this class is going to be a winner!
    Basic Knife Skills

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn proper kitchen knife skills and the uses of different knives
    • Discover techniques to chop, dice, slice, and julienne foods quickly and efficiently
    • Practice complicated cuts like Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and more!
    • Pick up a great new school to impress all your guests and friends
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    27 positive reviews
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    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

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    Everyone loves to talk about gourmet food with wine. But what about one of the oldest beverages known to man? That's right -- beer! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great beer and cooking class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of gourmet foods and specialty beers. Learn how to use beer in your recipes and sample some of Chef Eric's personal favorites as you work. You'll make tasty dishes like: Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vanilla-Saffron, Sauce Pan-Seared Chicken Cutlets with Jalapeno Garlic Sauce, Scallion-Cilantro Barley Pilaf with Chervil, Beer Braised Pork Loin with Shallots, Garlic, Onions, Sage and Thyme, White Cheddar Cheese Mashed Fingerling Potatoes, Oven-Roasted Broccoli with Olive Oil, Sundried Tomatoes and Garlic, and Ancho Chile Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Hopportunity is knocking. Don't lets this chance slip away!
    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn to cook gourmet foods that go well with specialty beers and prepare a delicious meal
    • Explore your inner culinary creativity
    • Make dishes such as shrimp skewers, braised pork loin, cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, and more!
    • Sample a number of specialty beers to pair with your food
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    27 positive reviews

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